The new announced Logitech GCloud seeks to combine the recent growth of gaming handhelds and cloud gaming services. The new wearable, created in collaboration with Logitech and Chinese publishing giant Tencenthas a physical factor similar to that of a steam bridgebut only focuses on streaming games rather than running them on the device.
The Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld earlier this morning, according to a press release from Logitech. The Logitech G has a similar physical shape to the nintendo switch and Steam Deck, thanks to its HD 1080p screen, integrated controllers and 12 hours battery. And while these platforms can download and play games natively, the Logitech G was designed to support various game streaming services, especially with games accessible via Xbox Game Pass.
The internal components of the handheld include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64 GB expandable storage via microSD. The processor may be a few generations old, but given the modest demand for cloud gaming on a device, we hope it will still perform well. The G Cloud only supports WiFi 5 for wireless communication. WiFi 6 the support would have been excellent, given the crucial latency and internet bandwidth for cloud gaming.
Logitech’s G Cloud works Android 11 with the Google Play Store already configured for specific offline games. Logitech has optimized this device’s Android operating system to look sleek and provide quick access to your favorite cloud gaming provider.
The Logitech G Cloud is an intriguing first step into cloud gaming when it comes to gaming handhelds. While devices like the Steam Deck support wireless gaming, gamers may want a cloud-focused device . However, the G Cloud is expensive, expensive $349. The pre-order price for Logitech’s gaming handheld is $299, which is a bit cheaper if you wish to wait.
While it’s hard to justify at this price, we’re nonetheless interested to see how it performs as a standalone cloud device.